Ontario Youth Pastor Arrested on Suspicion of Sexually Abusing 2 Children

An Ontario youth pastor has been arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing two children, officials announced Monday.

Gerardo Custodio is shown in a photo released by the Ontario Police Department on Jan. 15, 2018.

Gerardo Custodio is shown in a photo released by the Ontario Police Department on Jan. 15, 2018.

Gerardo Custodio Jr., youth pastor at Iglesia La Familia De Dios, was arrested for incidents that allegedly occurred between 2012 and 2015, according to Ontario police.

His father is the senior pastor at the church along North Euclid Avenue.

On Jan. 14, investigators interviewed two young women who reported being victims of Custodio.

The first victim said she was 14 years old when the incidents occurred, including some at the church, said the incidents occurred between 2012 and 2014.

The second victim saids she was 15 when her encounters with Custodio occurred between 2014 and 2015.

Custodio, 30, of Upland, was arrested on suspicion of several counts of engaging in lewd acts with a minor, police said.

He faces additional charges involving both victims.

His bail was set at $3 million.

Investigators released a photo of Custodio because they believe there may be more victims.

Anyone with information can call the Ontario Police Department at 909-986-6711, or Detective Jeff Zeen at 909-395-2744.